Victoria Coren is a London-based TV presenter and writer. Since being taught how to play poker by her older brother, she's been dividing her time between journalism and the poker tables ever since.
The poker world first noticed Victoria after she appeared on Late Night Poker, a legendary TV show in the UK that pioneered the concept of allowing viewers to see player’s hole cards. She’s had great success since then and is currently one of the highest earning female players of all time. Her biggest tournament win so far came at the London leg of the PokerStars European Poker Tour in 2006. Victoria picked up prize money of $941,513 for victory over 397 of the world’s best players. She is also a regular player in the tournaments and cash games at the famous Victoria Casino in London, making a healthy living at the notoriously tough tables.
Outside of the casino, Victoria writes a poker column for The Guardian newspaper in the UK and also commentates on many poker TV shows. She has published several books and has hosted programs on BBC radio and television. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys cooking, reading and playing games like cribbage, bridge and Scrabble.
Undoubtedly one of the most important people in European poker, Victoria has earned the respect of fans and her fellow pro players. She is a member of Team PokerStars Pro and plays online using the screen name ‘Vicky Coren’.
|European Poker Championships||June 2004||2nd||$49,273|
|EPT London £3,500 No Limit Hold’em||September 2006||1st||$941,513|
|EPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure||January 2009||30th||$40,000|
|The Table No Limit Hold’em Invitational||November 2011||2nd||$100,000|
|Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final €5,000 Heads-Up||April 2012||1st||$77,763|
|UKIPT London £2,000 High Roller||March 2013||9th||$11,512|
|EPT London £10,000 High Roller||March 2013||6th||$101,019|